COMPOSITION & FILM SCORING
1st Cycle Academic Diploma
Authorized by MIUR, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research
The 1st cycle academic diploma issued by Saint Louis is equally valid both in Italy and in Europe, as all qualifications issued by Italian and European Conservatories.
The Course is of EQF level 6 and enhances the student, upon termination, to access Master Level Courses (EQF 7) both in Italy and abroad. To better understand the EQF – European Qualification Framework – for the Italian Higher Education System please visit the website Quadro dei Titoli Italiani.
The Course is ECTS based. Every year is worth 60 ECTS credits, for a total of 180 ECTS credits. To better understand the ECTS – European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System – please visit the dedicated page on the European Commission website.
Breakthroughs and opportunities
At the end of the three-year Course, the graduated student will have the necessary skills and experience for his/her own artistic career. He/she will be ready to practice the acquired profession or will have the chance to choose to continue his/her studies, attending the further two-year specialization course in either Film & TV Scoring Composition or in Applied Music.
Composition graduated Students willing to continue in specialization Courses of other Departments (ex. Songwriting, Jazz Performance, Electronic Music, etc.) will have to sit an Admission Test.
|1st YEAR||H.||ECTS||2nd YEAR||H.||ECTS||3nd YEAR||H.||ECTS|
and techniques 1
|30||4||Harmony theories and techniques 2||30||4|
|Score reading 1||32||6||Score reading 2||32||6||Score reading 3||32||4|
|COMPOSITION||Composition 1||60||12||Composition 2||40||12||Composition 3||40||12|
|Counterpoint techniques 1||30||9||Counterpoint techniques 2||30||4||Counterpoint techniques 3||30||6|
|Composition for music applied to images 1||30||8||Composition for music applied to images 2||30||8||Orchestration and Arrangement||30||8|
|Orchestration 1||30||5||Orchestration 2||30||4|
|HISTORY and ANALYSIS||Music history and historiography 1||30||2||Music history and historiography 2||20||2||History of music forms and repertories||30||3|
|Music aesthetics||30||5||History of music applied to images 1||30||3||History of music applied to images 2||30||2|
|Music theatre history||20||2||Literature and texts for music||20||4|
|MUSIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY||Music technology 1||20||2||Music technology 2||20||2||Music technology 3||36||3|
|ORGAN PRACTICE||Organ practice and gregorian chant 1||30||4|
|CHOIR||Choir 1||30||2||Choir 2||30||2|
|ENGLISH / ITALIAN||English / Italian||20||2||English / Italian||20||2|
|FINAL ASSESSMENT||Final thesis||6|
|total hours||1st YEAR||302||60||2nd YEAR||332||60||3rd YEAR||308||60|
1st TEST: 8 hours
- Harmonization of a given bass, with imitated progressions for 4 voices
- Flowery Counterpoint for 4 voices on given tune
- Orchestra instrumentation (Beethovenian ensemble) of 16 measures, taken from a piano tune chosen by the Evaluation Board
2nd TEST: 8 hours
- Exposition of 16 measures of a piano tune on a given melody, complete with accompaniment
- Composition of 20 measures taken from a score, created and mixed with Virtual Instruments
Interview and discussion with the Evaluation Board of the tests sit during the previous days, score reading test and submission of works previously composed by the candidate.
HOW TO APPLY – DATES AND DEADLINES
The INTAKES (admissions tests) for International Students are held every year in
FEBRUARY (1st INTAKE)
JUNE (2nd INTAKE)
The precise dates will be communicated once the interested students apply for the Courses and, in the case of the Pop and Jazz Course, pass the pre-selection phase.
The APPLICATION PERIOD
for the 1st Intake runs from December 1st to January 30th every year.
for the 2nd Intake runs from December 1st to April 30th every year.
Therefore the Deadline to send the Application Form and the pre-selection video is either January 30th or April 30th, according to the selected intake. Late applications will be singularly considered, at the Direction’s discretion, on the basis of possible available places and/or renounces.
For further details on the Admission Procedure and to fill in the Admission Web-form, please visit the dedicated web-page: